CASE OF DIABETIC RETINOPATHY WITH MARKED RETINAL ARTERIES SHEATHING
Neha Thakur and Dr. Pranidhi Sharda*
Diabetic vascular disease is characterized by vascular calcification, and coronary artery calcification. Vascular calcification has traditionally been regarded as a process involving degeneration and necrosis of arterial walls, alongwith transformation of vascular wall cells due to hypoxia and inflammation that ultimately leads to calcification. Reportedly, cartilage-like tissue has been found in vascular calcified lesions, suggesting that the process of vascular calcification may be quite similar to osteogenesis. Here, we report a patient with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) who showed marked sheathing, thought to be caused by retinal artery calcification, after retinal redetachment following vitrectomy.
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